Siemens is introducing a digitalization platform to the market in the form of Siemens Industrial Edge: This is designed to extend automation devices by providing data processing at machine level and by bringing analysis technology and the intelligence of Edge Computing to the manufacturing area in a secure way. Siemens Industrial Edge offers users the possibility of executing a range of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytical applications. This allows cloud connectivity (data to cloud) to be used in combination with Edge Apps from Siemens, third party providers or end users themselves in an integrated hardware and software ecosystem (Edge App to Device) for automation components.
With Siemens Industrial Edge, Siemens is offering users the chance to close the gap between classic, local data processing and cloud-based data processing to suit individual requirements. Edge Computing allows large volumes of data to be processed locally. To this end, Siemens is releasing a spectrum of applications to users, including data processing, data visualization via webservers, data transfer to the cloud or IT infrastructures, and quick innovation cycles in the development of apps. There is also an additional reduction in memory and transfer costs as large volumes of data are preprocessed and only the relevant data is finally transferred to a cloud or IT infrastructure. Siemens Industrial Edge supports cloud transfer protocols for MindSphere, Siemens’ own open, cloud-based operating system. In the future, it will also support Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT).
Industrial Edge with Sinumerik provides a machine-level platform for software applications which captures, preprocesses and analyzes high-frequency data. In addition to this, calculations can be carried out for complex machine tools and auxiliary process times or workplace monitoring can also be optimized. Both operating system and application in Industrial Edge for Sinumerik are installed and continuously kept up to date via backend services on MindSphere, the open, cloud- based IoT operating system from Siemens.
Industrial Edge with Simatic provids with supplementary support through Edge Devices in order to process greater volumes of plant data profitably and to gain information for a continuous increase in productivity. At the same time, applications such as condition monitoring or predictive maintenance are being introduced into automation technology. Siemens apps development supports users with frameworks and access to integrated connectivity to the world of automation.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide.
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